Celebrating Black History and Excellence at the OCDSB

Celebrating Black History and Excellence at the OCDSB
Posted on 02/22/2023
Celebrating Black History and Excellence at the OCDSB

Every February is recognized as Black History Month in Canada. It’s a time to celebrate Black culture and history and applaud the achievements and significant contributions Black Canadians have made to build Canada and to make this country the diverse, welcoming and strong nation it is today.


On February 11th, students, staff, and families attended An Afternoon Celebrating Black Excellence at Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School. The event featured a keynote talk from Meghan Stewart, founder of Unified Mindfulness, artistic performances from community partners and OCDSB students, and displays with demonstrations of learning from Black Excellence clubs. 


Photos: Hawthorne Public School and Queen Elizabeth Elementary School
Photos: Hawthorne Public School and Queen Elizabeth Public School

Throughout February, schools across the District have also engaged in conversations, assemblies, and collaborative projects. Here are just a few of these initiatives:

Collaborative Displays

Students have worked together on displays to share their learning about Black History and Black Excellence with their school communities.

Events and Assemblies

Schools welcomed guest speakers and held assemblies to share their learning and talents for Black History Month.

Conversations and Classroom Activities

Students engaged in discussions, reading, and learning activities to honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.


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